New Delhi, April 14, 2017: An Independent MLA from Maharashtra, Bacchu Kadu racked up controversy on Friday after he dragged ‘dream girl of Bollywood’ and BJP MLA Hema Malini into a row of farmers suicides.
Addressing a press conference in Nanded district, Kadu asked: “Hema Malini drinks every day, but does she commit suicide?”
Kadu who is known for his audacious style made comments while countering the general claims that farmers commit suicide because of their drinking habits said, “75 per cent MLAs, MPs, journalists drink… even Hema Malini drinks heavily… but have they committed suicide?” he asked.
The MLA, who represents Achalpur (Amravati) constituency, didn’t even leave Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. He said, “The expenditure of Gadkari’s son’s wedding was around Rs 4 crore, should we wait for him to commit suicide?”
Last year, Kadu was arrested for allegedly assaulting a government officer at the Mantralaya.
According to reports, around 400 farmers committed suicide in the month of January this year. The report is based on a government report and thus there is the least chance of the figure to be of being inflated.
Although Indian government to the Supreme Court cited many more reasons for farmers’ suicide including the love affairs, the current report states that the farm loans were the main reason for taking toll of 390 farmers’ life.